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Keaukaha man arrested in connection with tsunami warning day burglaries


Big Island police have arrested a male party in connection with a burglary which occurred in the Keaukaha area during the declared Civil Defense Emergency this past Saturday night (October 27).

Kalani Ahuna, M-28, of Keaukaha, was arrested on Thursday (November 1) at about 4:30 p.m. for Burglary of a Dwelling During a Civil Defense Emergency and is being held pending further investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about these burglaries (or anyone who didn’t evacuate and saw suspicious persons in the area) to call Sergeant James Correa at 961-2289 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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